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December 2018

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter


December 15, 2018 Featured Event


for IE-CAMFT Chapter Members

Saturday, 12-15-18 at 6-10 pm

Join us for a festive evening with food, games, music, and fun

Potluck, BYOB



It’s All A Lie: Helping Couples Heal from Sexual Addiction and Betrayal Trauma

Heather Seguin, LMFT



Sex and porn addiction have gotten a lot of media attention, but what does it really look like? We discussed the dynamics of sex addiction and how it impacts committed relationships. We focused on distinguishing sex addiction from hurtful behaviors as well as understanding the traumatic impact on betrayed partners. Participants were able to use the acronym PATHOS to identify addictive behaviors, help partners create boundaries to rebuild trust, guide each partner to an appropriate support network, and alleviate some of the shame that permeates these couples. Many couples choose to stay together and, when both are committed to recovery, develop stronger relationships than they’d had previously. We learned how to hold hope for them through that journey.


Participants learned how to:

1.    Use PATHOS criteria for assessing sexual addiction

2.    Normalize traumatic impact of betrayal for partners of sex addicts

3.    Utilize the Boundaries Script for couples to rebuild safety

4.    Combat toxic shame and connect couples with 12 step support


Heather Seguin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in Upland, CA. She has practiced psychotherapy since 2007 and specialized in sex addiction and partner trauma since 2013. Heather specializes in couples, having completed level 3 of the Gottman Method training and is also training to be an AASECT certified sex therapist through the Buehler Institute.


This issue:  

December Featured Event

t Our Last Meeting

Welcome New and Renewing Members!                                          
President's Message

Upcoming Events

Welcome New Members!

Erminilla Saucedo, Erica Taylor, Rocio Garcia Reyes

Thank you for renewing!

Frank Gonzalez, Maryana Helu, Zanetta van Putten, Roberta Reid

Renewal Reminders:  Jenna Collins-Ebbesen, Lisa Popper, SabrinaMarquez,  Andrea Moore-Emmett, Betty Odak,Nicholle Stepanian, Katherine Hunter, LuAnn Ahrens, Sarah Oh,  Sarah Wood, Jasmine Goindi, RobertaVerderico, Charmayne Bowens, Omar Gonzalez-Valentino, Stacy Rusu, TraciLowenthal, Kari Hidalgo


It is YOU the members who keep our chapter going!  If your membership is up for renewal please complete the renewal process as soon as possible--your membership is the backbone of our organization and what allows us to keep offering great seminars and CEUs, the Therapist Directory, Membership Directory, and more.  Thank you! :)


President's Message:

Seasons greetings everyone! I hope you are all taking time with your loved ones, and being mindful of your self-care during this busy time of year.  If you would like to come celebrate the season with us, we will be having our annual holiday party on December 15th.  There will be a potluck, games, music, and good company.  If you are planning to come, and have not registered, please do so. If you were not planning to come, but you’re available and would like to, please check out the event on our website. We would love to see you there! But in case we don’t, we wish you, your loved ones, and your clients a happy, peaceful, and safe holiday season. 

Amanda Cavicchi, President



Upcoming Events:

A Twin's Dialectic:  Being Noticed or Being Known -January 25, 2019

Law & Ethics: The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes! - February 22, 2019

How do I Talk to my Grieving Client? - March 22, 2019



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